If I could describe the last 25 days in a word it would be tumultuous.
Actually, this has been brewing for months...months and months of preparation...but the last 25 days has been the start of the actual adventure, the driving away from familiar and into the unknown.
We left home (like home as in deeply rooted, familiar and loved) to here: new and different, uncomfortable (at times) and unsure. Like a fish out of water or an alien from another planet, that's how I felt.
But, there is no turning back, no change of mind...this is now.
So I venture forth, chin up and smiling through gritted teeth. I figure things out and take the heat (literally, it's hot here-like Africa hot). My fears and trepidation like beaded curtains to pass through, glimpses of good on the other side....glimpses of something at least.
This blog is the unfolding story of our next 4 years. Right now it is a mystery...but eventually it will just be. I look forward to all the good that lies ahead, 'cause I know it's coming.
Ready, set? Here we go...